In today’s video post, I give 4 specific tips on how to stay motivated with building your business.
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Hi guys, it’s Nick Pratt here.
Welcome to another episode of Nick Pratt TV.
Once again, coming from my lovely air conditioned office here.
In today’s episode, I’m going to talk to you about four specific tips and strategies you can use to keep going though the tough times and how to stay motivated so stay tuned.
Ok, so how do you stay going through the tough times with building your business?
This is obviously a very important area to talk about. Because, with building any kind of business, a lot of people quit very early on.
Whether it’s after a few weeks, months, or even years.
And a lot of the times, they quit before they get to reach any kind of real success.
So, I want to talk to you about tips and strategies that can help you keep going, and specifically, I’m going to give four tips in just a sec.
But first of all, I want to reassure you.
If you’re going through tough times, I know exactly how you feel.
I’ve gone through tough times as well, not just with business, but in life in general.
What you’re going to notice about building a business is that it very much mirrors other things in life.
So, if you’ve found it tough to go through a workout program, learning something new or even something completely different like a relationship: it goes through ups and downs just like your business will do.
It’s not all steady sailing.
I want to really share with you four specific tips in this video.
1. So, tip number one I’m going to share is vision.
Now you might ask yourself: “What’s that got to do with it?”
But it has everything to do with motivation.
Whatever business you’re building, you need to have a vision.
Not just for the next six months or next week.
You need to have a vision that spans the next few years.
And the reason that’s important is: when you’re going to work on your business, if things aren’t going right, if you’ve got a vision for the next six years, 10 years or for your life in general, it’s really going to pull you a lot harder.
It’s not just about having a business that gives you some spending money for the next six months.
Because (typically) it’s going to take longer than that.
So, number one thing is to just have a vision that pulls you.
And you might need to write down on a piece of paper just what you actually want to achieve long-term and what your motivations are.
And this is also known as having a “why” as well.
It’s important to have a why: something that pulls you through.
So that’s really important.
2. Now, the second thing I’m going to talk about is quite an interesting thing.
This is something I’ve always followed.
And it’s NOT to think of it as work.
Now, that may sound a bit strange. Obviously building your business is some kind of work.
It’s hard work building a business.
But the point of it is…
What you’ll notice about all top earners and leaders in everything is that when they’re working, although they’re working hard, they enjoy their work.
They enjoy the process.
Now, here is a good quote for you to have a think about…
“Be married to the process and divorced from the outcome.”
I think this really shines through…
Because, if you love the process, and are curious about improving the process, you can do well.
It could be marketing, generating traffic, connecting with people and building relationships.
Whatever it is, if you love that process, it’s going to be a hell of a lot easier to do your day to day work.
If you hate the process, then you’re going to be quitting quite early on.
That’s just how it tends to go!.
Now, it’s always hard work, but you need to find a way to love the process…
Steve Jobs came up with a powerful lesson when he was still alive.
In his Stanford speech he said how important it was to “love what you do because the work that you do takes up such a significant portion of your life.”
That just goes to show that it is important to love what you do and to love the process.
3. Now, the third thing is have set hours for when you’re going to work.
Now, I know this may sound like it’s not related, but it absolutely is related.
I see a lot of people where they’re essentially working on their business but they don’t have any kind of routine.
So, it tends to go through highs and lows like.
You need to have a schedule which consistent.
You should do similar things each and every day.
You don’t need to have days where you’re just doing a hell of a lot and then for the next two weeks you’re not doing anything.
Because, if you do that, you’re not really getting into any kind of momentum.
It’s similar to a workout program…
Do it on a regular basis (little and often).
You don’t need to do a sudden burst and then not do any for a few weeks.
If you follow that routine then it’s not going to work.
You need to have a consistent routine.
It can’t be just ups and downs of activity.
You need to be doing little and often each and every day, if that makes sense.
4. And finally, fourth point is consider what the alternative is.
If you feel like quitting, think about what is the alternative.
Because if you quit, all you’re going to have is the feeling that you could’ve done better.
It’s not going to feel good.
You’re going to be going back to something else.
And the point is: if this is something that you really love, quitting is not going to make you feel any better.
You really do need to craft your vision andyour set hours.
So anyway, I hope that this quick video has helped.
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I hope that’s helped and talk to you soon.